Mesoamerican architecture is
mainly known for its pyramids.
Teotihuacan, the Mayan cities,
the Zapotec center, and the
Classic Vera Cruz culture were
the dominant civilizations during
the Classic era.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula in
Teotihuacan is the world’s
largest pyramid and monument
The last Mesoamerican
civilization was the Aztecs who
produced some of the best
remaining examples of pre-
Mexico's colonial history marked
the beginning of European and
Indigenous cultures clashing.
Mesoamerican architecture was
almost completely destroyed
during this period but it opened
up to a new form of art and
Most of the colonial cities were
built around a plaza which had a
cathedral, law court
During the late 1600s to 1750 in
Mexico, one of the most popular
architectural styles was
Churrigueresque, or Spanish
Haciendas were estates created under a system established in the 16th
century, which bestowed land to nobles in exchange for military and social
services to the Spanish crown.
Haciendas were used for a variety of different activities including baptisms,
weddings and celebrations.
The Mexican revolution ended the haciendas and the lands were restored to
the poor people.
MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
15 years after the end of One of the most impressive
projects of modern architecture in
the Mexican Revolution, Mexico was the construction of the
government Ciudad Universitaria in 1950.
endorsements for federal
housing, educational, and
health care building
Period of diverse
experimentation and even
National Autonomous University of Mexico’s library